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Illinois Census Notes

Between 1680-1763, Illinois was controlled by the French.

Between 1763-1783, control of Illinois was in the hands of Great Britain.

Between 1800 and 1809, Illinois was included in Indiana Territory.

On 3 March, 1809, Illinois Territory was created.

Federal Illinois census records begin in 1820 and census enumerations were taken every ten years thereafter. Census years available to the public are: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

Soundex code indexes for Federal Illinois census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.

1890 Federal census schedules (including the Veterans and Widows census) were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of a small fragment of McDonough County ED 174. See 1890 Federal Census Fragments at Ancestry.

Illinois state census records were enumerated in 1810, 1820, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1855 & 1865. See 1825-1865 State Census Records Search at Ancestry. Also See IL State Census for more information about the Illinois State Census.

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Illinois Vital Records

Illinois Dept. of Health

Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Phone: (217) 782-6553

Death records 1916-1943 are on file at the Illinois State Archives and can be obtained at no charge.

Illinois State Archives

Margaret Cross Norton Building

Capitol Complex

Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: (217) 782-4682

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Illinois

(American Territory: 1787.  Territory: 1809.  Statehood: 1818)


Statewide Illinois Census Records Online

1732 Census of Fort De Chartres (claimed to be the beginning of Illinois)

1787 Census of Kaskaskia

1807 Indiana Territory Census (Covers all of Southern Illinois)

1810-1890 Federal Census Records for Illinois at Ancestry

1810 & 1818 Illinois Census Returns at Ancestry

1825-1865 State Census Records for Georgia at Ancestry

1840 Federal Census Revolutionary War Pensioners - Statewide

1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

1855 Illinois State Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index

1865 Illinois State Census Index

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1880 Federal Census Extraction of Southern Illinois Penitentiary

1890 Federal Census Fragments

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index

1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

Illinois State Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other IL Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

Early Illinois Settlers

1807 Voters List

 


IL Census Records Online by County

Adams County Census Records (formed 1825 from Pike)

1840 Federal Census Heads of Households List (partial)

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Images

1850 Federal Census Index.  (Partial)  Surnames starting with:
[A-Cor]    [Corm-Het]    [Heue-Mar]    [Mayh-Rue]    [Rupp-War]    [Wats-Zim]
1850 Federal Census.  (Partial)  Pages:
[200B-211A]    [211B-223A]    [223B-230A]    [230B-238A]    [279B-287A]

1865 State Census Page 218

1865 State Census Page 219

1865 State Census Page 238

1865 State Census Page 239

1880 Federal Census of ED 1.   Pages:
[1B-4B]    [5A-7B]    [8A-10B]    [11A-13A]
1880 Federal Census of ED 2.   Pages:
[13B-16A]    [16B-19B]    [20A-22B]    [23A-26A]    [26B-28A]
1880 Federal Census of ED 3.   Pages:
[28B-31A]    [31B-34A]    [34B-37A]    [37B-40B]    [41A-43B]    [44A-46B]    [47A-50B]

1910 Federal Census (partial)

Other Records

1859-1860 Quincy Business Directory

1866 City Directory for Quincy, IL

1875 Tax List

1877 Tax List

1878 Delinquent Tax List

1880 Delinquent Tax List

1885 Delinquent Tax List

Biographies

Church & School Records

Pioneer Families of Adams

St. Anthony's Church Pioneer Families

Veteran Burials in Adams County


Alexander County (formed 1819 from Johnson)

1820 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Records

1850, 1860 & 1880  Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1864-1865 City Directory of Cairo (partial)

Residents Who Died in Thebes born in 1880s


Bond County Census Records (formed 1817 from Madison)

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Pages 1-9

1820 Federal Census Pages 10-15

1830 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Pages 208-217

1830 Federal Census Pages 218-226

1850 Federal Census Index.  Surnames starting with:
[A-Ben]    [Bent-Car]    [Caru-Dav]    [Davi-Ela]    [Elam-Gas]    [Gibs-Har]
[Harp-Hun]    [Hunt-Koo]    [Koon-McC]    [McCe-Mos]    [Moss-Pra]    [Prat-San]
[Sarg-Ste]    [Stee-Vau]    [Vaug-Wil]    [Will-Zuf]
1850 Federal Census.  Pages:
[361B-371B]    [372A-382A]    [382B-393A]    [393B-404A]
[404B-415A]    [415B-426A]    [426B-434B]

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1860 Federal Census Part 1

1860 Federal Census Part 2

1860 Federal Census Part 3

1860 Federal Census Part 4

Other Records

Original Land Owners (PDF File)

1882 Biography Index


Boone County Census Records (formed 1837 from Winnebago)

1870 Federal Census Transcription pages 305B-310B (in progress)

1870 Federal Census Transcription pages 311A-314A  (in progress)

1880 Federal Census of Patients at the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane

Other Records

Early Land Sales

Civil War Soldiers


Brown County Census Records (formed 1839 from Schuyler)

1840 Federal Census Index linked to the 1840 Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Pages:
[96A-106A]    [106B-117A]    [117B-128A]
[128B-138B]    [139A-149B]    [150A-158A]

1850 Federal Census and Index at Brown County RootsWeb Page

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1860 Federal Census Heads of Households Index

1862 Military Census

1870 Federal Census Heads of Households Index

1880 Federal Census


Bureau County Census Records (formed 1837 from Putnam)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1850 Federal Census of LaMoille

Other Records

1845 Business Directory of Putnam and Bureau Counties

1877 Voters and Taxpayers of Fairfield Twp.

1877 Voters and Taxpayers of Greenville Twp.

1892 Business Directory

1902 Business Directory

1914 Business Directory

Fairfield Township Landowners (PDF File)


Calhoun County Census Records (formed 1825 from Pike)

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Carroll County (formed 1839 from Jo Daviess)

1900 Federal Census.  ED#:
12]    [13]    [14]    [15]    [16]    [17]    [18]    [19]
[20]    [21]    [22]    [23]    [24]    [25]    [26]    [27]
1910 Federal Census.  ED#:
[1]    [2]    [3]    [4]    [5]    [6]    [7]    [8]    [9
[10]    [11]    [12]    [13]    [14]    [15]    [16]
1920 Federal Census.  ED#:
[1]    [2]    [3]    [4]    [5]    [6]    [7]    [8]    [9]    [10]    [11]    [12]
[13]    [14]    [15]    [16]    [17]    [18]    [19]    [20]    [21]    [22]    [23]

1930 Federal Census Records Transcription of ED#8


Cass County (formed 1837 from Morgan)

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription & Index

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1860 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial)

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Other Records

1850-1978 St. Peter's Lutheran Church Records

1878-1915 Death Records

1917 Farmers Directory

1931 Farmer's Directory Partial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois Census Finder Counties

Adams-Cass

Livingston-Massac

Champaign-Coles

McDonough-Morgan

Cook-Edgar

Moultrie-Pope

Edwards-Greene

Pulaski-Sangamon

Grundy-Jackson

Schuyler-Tazewell

Jasper-Jo Daviess

Union-Washington

Johnson-Lee

Wayne-Woodford

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